Because of my new work schedule, I've been having to eat part of my breakfast at work. I usually have my homemade soy latte, an egg & a few bites of oatmeal at home, then bring the rest of my oatmeal to work & finish it at my desk. This is a new routine for me; I usually only eat a snack and lunch at work.
Last week I reheated my oatmeal in a plastic glad ware container, and the whole thing tasted like burnt plastic. Blech.
I know reheating food in plastic is a horrible idea. At home I don't, but at work I will sometimes heat anything that won't stay on a paper plate in the glad ware containers I bring the food in.
After the oatmeal incident, I decided it was time to invest in glass containers.
I've looked at them at Target before, but they were a fortune. I found a set on Amazon called Snapware for $45. There were mixed reviews about the durability of the lids and the glass, and indeed, the large container arrived with one of the snaps broken off. It wasn't a huge deal--it's not a container I'd bring with me to work, which is the only time I need seal-tight lids--so I just kept it and didn't bother with a return. I needed the containers right away.
The rest of the bowls and rectangular dishes have been great. They seal tight and don't leak, they have gone through a couple dishwasher cycles & the seals are still OK. I haven't broken any yet. I'm very happy to have the set and glad I won't be filling our bodies with toxic plastic any more.
Any my oatmeal this morning tastes like oatmeal (and pumpkin and peanut butter and cinnamon, 'cause that's how I roll).
My weight yesterday was 167.4, too. I had lunch with friends at Panera yesterday, 2/3rds of a chicken salad sandwich, and I expected my weight to bump up today. I was surprised & happy it stayed the same. It's my lowest weight yet this year. I'm half a pound away from losing 20 pounds.
My clothes are fitting better and better, and I'm feeling better. I really want to be in size 10s by Thanksgiving. I have very few fall clothes in 12s, and am just wearing the same clothes over and over (I barely have enough to get through one week without doing laundry, but I manage) until I lose more weight. I have two pairs of jeans in 10s but nothing else for fall, so I'll have to buy a few pieces when I get to 160. I'm looking forward to it.
To that end, I'm working out regularly now. Pilates on Tuesday, weights at lunch and a 75 minute walk at night with my friend Debra on Wednesday, weights tonight, and a 5 mile run tomorrow morning with the girls. Princess Half Marathon (in February) training starts this weekend; it's the first time I'll train for a race with other women, and I'm really excited about that. I can FINALLY share my love for running with friends In Real Life. Hooray for exercise!